Providers & Educators

Great Start to Quality Orientation: Level 1 of Michigan’s Quality Development Continuum Training

The Great Start to Quality Orientation Level 1 Training is a seven hour training provided for those interested in participating in the Michigan Department of Education – Office of Great Start’s Child Development and Care (CDC) subsidy program.

This training is a basic overview of the following items:

  • Child development.
  • Setting up shared expectations for children in your care.
  • Health, safety, and nutrition.
  • First Aid and CPR certification.

It is important to note that the Michigan Department of Education – Office of Great Start periodically revises and updates the Child Development and Care (CDC) subsidy handbook. The most recent issue of the Child Development and Care (CDC) handbook can be found through the Michigan Department of Education.

Training Videos

Participants were shown various videos during Great Start to Quality Orientation Level 1 training that highlighted relevant child development topics discussed in training.

Safe Sleep Practices: Why babies don't choke on their backs

In this video, a nurse from Nationwide Children’s Hospital discusses best practices to follow when putting your baby to sleep in order to ensure safety throughout the night.

5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return

Did you know that you can help build a child’s brain - starting even before babies can talk? Simple “serve and return” interactions between adults and young children help make strong connections in developing brains. And, it’s easy and fun to do!

Dad and son have adorable conversation

You won't want to miss this adorable moment of a father and his toddler having a full-fledged conversation about what they're watching on TV. 

 

Coronavirus FAQ: Why Is Hand-Washing Important?

Dr. William Schaffner is a recognized expert in infectious diseases. Watch him answer some frequently asked questions about coronavirus.

2-Month Milestone: Makes smoother movements with arms and legs

The baby in this video is making smoother movements with her arms and legs than she did when she was younger. This is a 2-month movement/physical development milestone.

18 Month Milestone: Can follow 1-step verbal commands without any gestures

This little boy displays an 18-month cognitive (learning, thinking, problem-solving) milestone when he goes to wash his hands with just a verbal direction. He did not need any gestures (such as a point) to follow this one-step command.

1 Year Milestone: Has favorite things and people

The little girl in this video walks around holding hands with a little boy, who is one of her favorite people. Having favorite people is a 1-year social/emotional milestone.

4 Year Milestone: Knows some basic rules of grammar

When telling her story, this little girl shows that she knows some basic rules of grammar by correctly using "he". This is a 4-year language/communication milestone.